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Herts charities share £54,000 funding

Charity groups in Herts are celebrating receiving a total of £54,675 between them.
 
Using money raised by HealthCourage through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.
 
The charities celebrating the funding include:

The Gifted Organisation Ltd (Cheshunt) £36,780 - This new 2 years project will run a 3 hour twice weekly interactive audio-visual project for young people aged between 13 and 19 at Cheshunt One Stop, benefiting 110 young people with 8-12 attending regularly.  The project will help to bring young people from the local community together, break down barriers, enable them to share experiences/knowledge and build relationships with the community.

Khalsa Youth Football Academy (Letchworth) £17,895 – This new 2 year project aims to deliver weekly one hour futsal sessions. The project will deliver age appropriate groups for adults and young people in Letchworth benefiting 200 people with 50-60 people attending regularly.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthCourage, said: ‘The projects, supported using money raised by HealthCourage, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region, we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.
 
Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years. 

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
 
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